An elderly man was arrested for not wearing the mask
On Tuesday, a 64-year-old Louisiana man was arrested after refusing to wear a mask to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Walmart, only to return to the policeman who had been called to the scene twice.
Ricky Taylor was accused of violating peace/language/hooliganism, attacking a peace officer with a motor vehicle and resisting a police officer.
Ricky claimed that he is suffering from an illness
After his arrest, he told police that he had an illness that prevented him from wearing a mask and that he did not see the officer standing behind his car.
Walmart employees called West Monroe police shortly before 19:00. Tuesday when Taylor refused to wear a mask or leave the store. The officer told him that customers should wear a mask and then suggested that they wear a mask. At this point, the arrest report says Tyler has started cursing the officer.
Taylor hit the officer two times
The officer assaulted him and told him he had to leave, asking for Taylor’s driver’s license when he left.
The officer stepped aside to write down Taylor’s license number, and Taylor allegedly hit him twice.
Another policeman arrives, drops Taylor to the ground, and takes him into custody.